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bcal-toolsOpen-source BCAL LiDAR Tools has been updated to remove the dependencies on ENVI Remote Sensing software.
femaIdaho LiDAR Consortium and FEMA has prepared a specifications for LiDAR and other high quality digital topography data.
workshopBCAL organized LiDAR processing workshops in Pocatello, ID and Sydney, Australia.


  • NSF grant to develop LiDAR tools

    The National Science Foundation awarded a $320,000 grant to develop software tools to analyze LiDAR data.   The collaborative research is led by Nancy Glenn (Idaho State University’s Department of Geosciences Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory), Andrew Hudak (U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain ...
  • 3D LiDAR Visualization

    Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory (BCAL) is developing new methods to visualize and interact with LiDAR remote sensing data using 3D-IQ Station Idaho State University, Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory (BCAL) is developing new methods to visualize and interact with hyperspectral and LiDAR ...
  • FEMA Standards for LiDAR

    Idaho LiDAR Consortium and FEMA has prepared a specifications for LiDAR and other high quality digital topography data Beginning in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiated a five-year program for Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP). ...
  • LiDAR Processing Workshops

    BCAL organized LiDAR processing workshops in Pocatello, ID and Sydney, Australia   Idaho State University, Boise Center of Aerospace Laboratory (BCAL) organized workshops on LiDAR processing during Intermountain GIS Conference in Pocatello, ID (March, 2011) and International Symposium for Remote Sensing of ...
  • Woodpecker Habitat from LiDAR

    Patrick Adam, graduate student from University of Idaho, has been working on developing techniques to predicting wood pecker habitat using GLAS satellite lidar. Researchers from University of Idaho have proved they can predict the presence of the Pileated Woodpecker in a ...
  • New LiDAR Acquisition by FEMA

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region X will be collecting LiDAR data to map 875 square miles of Idaho floodplain from June 8-17, 2011. June 8 – June 17, Aerometric, a contractor hired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region ...
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